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The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Driving Food Insecurity Among Young People

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Volunteers unload a food truck before the pandemic. Harvesters has had to change how it distributes food to limit exposure to the coronavirus.

Just a few months ago, food insecurity was said to be at its lowest point since before the Great Recession.

Now, as many as 18 million children may be food insecure, and 38% of students at 4-year colleges said they have experienced limited or uncertain access to adequate food since the coronavirus struck.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin reports on race, culture and ethnicity for KCUR 89.3.